The Daily Northwestern

Levin: Humble pie should come in handy

Robbie Levin

April 17, 2010


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

At first it may not seem like Kelly Amonte Hiller and Bill Belichick have much in common.One is a 36-year-old college lacrosse coach in Evanston; the other is a 58-year-old professional football coach in Boston.Take a closer look. They are like two peas in a pod.If Belichick was a baker, his most popul...

Sidebar: Dowd’s domination not enough for NU

Brian Chappatta

April 17, 2010


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

North Carolina did what few teams have been able to do to Northwestern all season: neutralize one of the Wildcats' big three goal-scoring threats.Not many offenses have the firepower of No. 1 NU, which boasts three Tewaaraton Trophy nominees on attack. Generally, teams can't key in on one player or slow d...

Lacrosse: North Carolina upsets Northwestern

Video and Editing: Zack Ellis

April 17, 2010


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

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Lacrosse: Stunned-Wildcats’ streaks snapped

Brian Chappatta

April 16, 2010


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

It was bound to happen eventually.Heading into a rematch of the 2009 National Championship game against No. 2 North Carolina, No. 1 Northwestern had a 41-game winning streak and had not lost in Evanston since 2004-an NCAA-record 58 straight home wins.Both streaks hit zero Sunday.After a high-scoring first ha...

Softball: Upset-minded Northwestern goes up against Michigan

Dave Uberti

April 14, 2010


Filed under Softball, Sports

After losing five consecutive games, coach Kate Drohan said Tuesday "one big hit" was all her ball club needed to turn the corner and vie for contention in the Big Ten.On Wednesday, the Wildcats may have found that hit.In the second game of Northwestern's doubleheader against Minnesota, sophomore slugge...

Baseball: Confident Cats looking to continue winning ways against Minnesota

Christine Todd

April 14, 2010


Filed under Baseball, Sports

A couple of weeks ago, Zach Morton was browsing ESPN.com for interesting stories. He landed on one written by Jayson Stark: "What truly makes a winner win?" After reading the piece, which outlines three players-Derek Jeter, Chase Utley and Johnny Damon-with incredible focus and no "off" switch, Morton ca...

Women’s Tennis: Turvey leads trio of NU newcomers

Katherine Driessen

April 14, 2010


Filed under Sports, Women's Tennis

There has been no coddling for Kate Turvy. Of Northwestern's three newcomers, Turvy has entered the collegiate fray the fastest, playing a crucial role almost immediately at both singles and doubles."I just had to jump right in there, which was a little scary," Turvy said. "I'm not used to losing at the...

Amonte Hiller signs five-year extension

Robbie Levin

April 14, 2010


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Kelly Amonte Hiller signed a five-year extension Thursday, keeping her in Evanston through the 2015 season. "There is no doubt as to the impact Kelly has had on the sport of women's lacrosse and the impact that success has had on the University," Athletic Director Jim Phillips said in a statement. "I am ecs...

Women’s golf: Northwestern heads to Columbus, Ohio, for the Lady Buckeye Invitational

Minjae Park

April 14, 2010


Filed under Golf, Sports

With eight of Northwestern's conference rivals in the field this weekend, the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational is shaping up to be a rehearsal for next week's Big Ten Championships.This tournament is an opportunity for the Wildcats to test their conference competitors, including host squad Ohio Stat...

Lacrosse: Clash of the titans

Brian Chappatta

April 14, 2010


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

The last time Northwestern squared off against North Carolina was in the 2009 National Championship game, with the Wildcats dominating the Tar Heels 21-7.Though Sunday's game between the two teams is a regular season contest, to get No. 1 NU mentally prepared for No. 2 North Carolina, coach Kelly Amo...

Baseball: Balanced pitching and plate presence help NU take down Northern Illinois

Jimmy Carlton

April 13, 2010


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Baseball players are fond of reminding people it's a long season, and they take it one game at a time. Even the most heavily-stocked cliché dispensers, though, would find it difficult to look back at the last couple of weeks and not wax poetic over how well Northwestern has played.After beating N...

Softball: Wildcats power past gophers

Colin Becht

April 13, 2010


Filed under Softball, Sports

After suffering three consecutive run-rule loses, Northwestern returned the favor Wednesday, sweeping Minnesota 10-1 and 9-3.The Wildcats halted their five-game losing streak, finding their power stroke in the process. After totaling five hits in a two-game series with No. 6 Alabama last weekend, NU (18-16...